Core Forensic Accounting Knowledge Course Program

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16.0 Credits

This new online CPE certificate course covers knowledge topics found in the Content Specification Outline for the Core Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential exam. Excelling in forensic accounting requires a professional to have a solid understanding of core forensic knowledge before specializing in the various niche forensic practice areas. Through narration by an industry subject matter expert and application exercises, this certificate course covers the areas essential to the planning, performance and reporting of a forensic engagement including evidence identification and gathering, discovery, interview techniques, deposition and testimony, reporting requirements and more.


Recall and apply the appropriate preliminary procedures and considerations related to engagement and case acceptance Identify and analyze potential conflicts of interest Determine the appropriateness of different methods used to obtain and collect evidence based on situational characteristics Identify the steps and documents commonly used in the custody and preservation process Recall ways to identify relevant missing information needed during the discovery process and apply those methods to situational examples Recall ways to protect yourself from different types of challenges both as an expert and on information Compare and select appropriate communication techniques and proven methodologies for effective investigative interview sessions Analyze the signs of verbal and non-verbal deception Identify the reporting requirements for expert witnesses Differentiate between the applicable professional standards used in different types of reports

Major Topics

Laws, courts and dispute resolution Engagement planning and preparation Information gathering, preservation and analysis Expert reports and testimony

Designed For

Accountants in industry and public practice involved in forensic accounting activities
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